Over the past many years I have proudly shared some of the best firefighter calendars from across the World. Originally, I tried to focus on the ones I felt were the best to narrow the lists down before sharing them. In recent years, I have tried to share most of them and focused on the ones that are made by firefighters and have a special cause they are raising money for. So many, if not all of the calendars below have raised a ton of money for causes throughout the World. Many of those have focused on burn camps or children’s charities. My hats off to all of those involved in the making of these calendars.
I have seen so many great calendars over the years. New ones have been created and long running ones have quit printing them. I am sure it takes a lot of time and dedication to put these together.
While there are no prizes for being named a top calendar here on Fire Critic, there are bragging rights…and ultimately the purpose of this post is to help sell more calendars which will help out more charities.
Cheers! – Rhett
This is the 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Hunks and Ladders Firefighter Calendar. Our first Hunks and Ladders calender was released 30 years ago to the day November 29th 1987 with the 1988 calendar. Our efforts were recognized by Oprah Winfrey & Hunks and Ladders was also on a hour long episode of the award winning Phil Donahue show.
Through the calendar, firefighter combat challenges, and concerts, they support three charities. The calendar began in Dayton, Ohio and is comprised mostly of Firefighters from Ohio.
FC Note: This calendar came in 20th mostly because at the time of writing this article I couldn’t find anything on the 2018 calendar but I knew they were working on it. Now that I have seen some of it, this calendar quite possibly have been a top 5 calendar looking at the content they shared in it being a 30 year anniversary edition. Nice work guys!
As always, proceeds from our Firefigther Calendar go directly to benefitting charitable organizations. Over the last seven years, you’ve helped us raise close to $250,000 for a lot of great charities. We’re glad that we can add another great non-profit to our reciepient list. Thank you all so much for your patronage and we hope you will take the time to learn more about the organizations we’ve supported.
Our mission is to raise money for various local charities and raise awareness of important community issues. To date, the non-profit organization has raised over $240,000 to benefit charities such as the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Habitat for Humanity’s Hurricane Andrew Fund, Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Best Buddies, Cystic Fibrosis, Local 10’s Care Force, Safehaven for Newborns and Here’s Help. Please support your local charities by purchasing one of our Calendars.
17. New Zealand Firefighters Calendars
Every year the NZFSA has the pleasure of being able to raise awareness of select charities and also help raise funds for their worthwhile causes along the way. At least one dollar from every calendar sold is currently donated to our principal charity, The Child Cancer Foundation. This relationship was developed through a very close association between firefighters, their families, and an intimate association with the CCF some 26 years ago. We are very proud to boast this relationship has grown over the years, and we are continuing to look at ways of further strengthening this bond, and modernising our fundraising methods too.
With the attraction of high profile television shows, an annual launch of the calendar, and the development of our website and social media networking sites, we are also able to benefit other charities as well. The National Burn Centre, and The Child Cancer Foundation have been benefactors from proceeds raised by the NZ Firefighters Sports Association. In a firefighter special of the television show “Wheel of Fortune”. $50,000 in cash and prizes was donated to CCF.
Firehouse Dolls is firefighter owned and operated. Our Calendars feature Beautiful Female Firefighters, EMT’s, Paramedics. Dispatchers and any pretty girl associated with the fire/rescue service. Paid and Volunteer!
A portion of the sales of our products are donated to various charities. The models go to trade shows every year to sell and autograph our products. Please look for the models at the next trade show you are attending.
And as always if you know a pretty girl that would be interested in modeling, please have her contact us. Thank you for your continued interest in the Firehouse Dolls.
15. Red Hot Sirens & National Firefighters Charity Calendar
For 13 years, 30,000 calendars have been sold, raising money for a number of charities including Parkinson’s UK, Pinderfields Spinal Unit, Cancer Research UK, Prostate Cancer UK, Laila Milly Foundation, and The Fire Fighters Charity.
For the first time in its 135 year history, the Lynchburg Fire Department (LFD) employs enough women to produce an all female firefighters calendar. The women of the LFD wanted to celebrate this milestone by giving back to the community they serve by creating a project that would accomplish three goals. First and foremost, they wanted to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) who they’ve been partnered with for over 60 years. Second, they wanted to promote strong, positive female roles in the fire service and community. Lastly, they wanted to demonstrate solidarity as they celebrate their Department’s history by showcasing retired relics in a unique manner. Please consider purchasing a calendar (or several) to support this cause!
13. Australian Firefighters Calendars
From its humble beginnings, The Australian Firefighters Calendar was established in 1993 to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation, providing funds for research into childhood burns. Now in its 25th year, The Australian Firefighters Calendar has raised over $2.3 million for various charities.
12. Houston Fire Fighters Calendar
Our Texas edition is ready for you! These make Christmas gifts! Get yours now. Published since 1990, the calendar benefits the Houston Fire Fighters Burned Children’s Fund. Calendar sales proceeds help provide community fire safety and prevention education and aid to children in the Greater Houston area who have been burned or injured in accidents, fires and other incidents. The Fund is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.They make great gifts for friends and family. See for yourself, order yours today.
11. Firefighter Calendar (Quebec)
Born of the simple goal of raising additional funds for the burn victims, the schedule Our firefighters, our heroes is already seventeen years old!
The firefighters’ calendar is an extraordinary showcase behind which firemen and volunteers unite and gather to do an exceptional job, whose only goal is to help Quebec’s critics.
This fundraising event has allowed the Quebec Firefighters Foundation for Burns to raise more than $ 1,300,000, which was entirely dedicated to its mission to help Quebec’s critically injured people.
Beyond the photos, a reality persists, no one is safe from an accident that could upset a life forever. This fatality, firefighters are fully aware of this is why they agree to participate in the calendar and become our heroes for the cause.
10. Charleston Area Firefighter Calendar
As the lowcountry’s oldest and largest animal rescue organization, it is an honor to team with our community’s firefighters, our sponsors and our calendar work committee to produce the Firefighter Calendar. This project would not be possible without their generous support, hard work and dedication to this campaign. We are grateful to each and every one of them for making the Firefighter Calendar Campaign a reality.
Our first year, the 2014 Firefighter Calendar, raised over $100,000 and we are thrilled to report our 2015 Calendar raised over $250,000. All calendar sales and event proceeds benefit Toby’s Fund which provides medical care to treat thousands of injured, abused and abandoned animals. The success of this fundraiser is imperative for us to save lives. We are indebted to our local heroes who have given so freely of their time and energy to this project. Their participation, supported by our community’s fire chiefs, was reflective of their individual character and their departments. We want to thank each of them for their commitment to save the most vulnerable among us – helpless animals.
9. Fire Rescue Dogs
The Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar fundraising project benefits Lifeline Puppy Rescue, a 501(c)3 non profit, located in Colorado who rescues more than 1,500 puppies every year. Funds raised from the Calendar will go towards several large expenses including vacinations, medications, spaying/neuturing and lifesaving veterinary care. Any additional funds will go towards updating the shelter in order to keep it in tip top shape.
This project is made possible thanks to the support of all of our wonderful volunteers, sponsors and of course, the hardworking firefighters in and around the Denver Metro area who have graciously volunteered their time. And the Puppies! There wouldn’t be a calendar without the Puppies!
We have a dedicated team that works hard daily to make this fundraiser a reality and we rely on compassionate individuals like you in order to be able to care for all of the sweet puppies that we take into the rescue every week.
8. Middle Georgia Firefighter Calendar
Proceeds to benefit Jays Hope Foundation and The Georgia Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation.
7. Firefighters Without borders
We are dedicated to providing equipment, training and support for fire service agencies in need. We focus on sustainable support through strategic planning, onsite training of emergency services providers, members of the community, school children and families and ongoing support. Firefighters Without Borders looks beyond the immediate need, looking at long term, multi-staged projects if necessary, to ensure long term safety in the community. Fire prevention and public education programs are key components of our long term sustainability approach.
6. Kansas Firefighters – The Strength of Kansas
Today we continue our work in creating history, a legacy of honor, service, and touching the lives of many.
For years, we have done great work under the umbrella of the Kansas Firefighters Museum. Or new non-profit name is Kansas Firefighters Alliance, Inc. We will continue to partner with the museum in the future as we spread our wings and continue our work across Kansas.
“Our mission is to unite our communities and emergency responders for the greater good. Getting healthy together. Serving together. Making the impossible, possible!”
We strive to continue our work to help children through Coats For Kids, and provide a free annual Fire Camp for teens with the help of local emergency agencies and organizations…but we won’t stop there. This year, an additional goal is to provide decontamination wipes for firefighters to have when responding to fires in an effort to help prevent dangerous cancers caused by toxins our Kansas firefighters are exposed to.
We are also reaching out to serve emergency responders, whether it be fire, police, or EMS, as they and their families face challenges that come with there jobs. This year, we reached out to the family of a Kansas police officer, severely injured in the line of duty.
The Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society (CFBTS) is a registered non-profit charity organization supported by 1400+ professional Calgary Firefighters. We are comprised of a 5 member Executive supported by a Board of Directors and numerous other volunteers.
The vision of the CFBTS is to support initiatives that will improve outcomes and quality of life for burn survivors and individuals affected by other severe skin injuries. Our goal is to foster advancements in burn treatment, research, awareness, care and education. To achieve this, we have been providing funds through the Calgary Health Trust for continuing education and for acquisition of state-of-the-art clinical equipment to ensure the very best primary burn care at the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Centre (CFBTC) at the Foothills Hospital since 1978. The CFBTC is the primary burn treatment referral centre for burn patients in southern Alberta, southeastern British Columbia, southwestern Saskatchewan and northern Montana.
More recently, the CFBTS recognized that creating opportunities in research to develop innovative treatments to regenerate the skin would be necessary to realize our ultimate objective. To this end, we invested $1 million dollars over 5 years (2015-2020) in order to develop the CFBTS Chair in Skin Regeneration and Wound Healing, which is currently held by Dr. Jeff Biernaskie.
We would like to thank all our sponsors, supporters and the Calgary Firefighters Association – Local 255 for their continued support throughout the years.
4. Hall of Flame Calendar (Greater Vancouver Firefighters)
The Hall of Flame Calendar is in it’s 30th year, and it is truly a labour of love. Each year, professional firefighters volunteering as models, a volunteer citizen production team and a VFCS member management team donate thousands of hours of their time to make the calendar a success. Over the years the amount of funds raised for Charity well-exceeds a million dollars. These funds are used to support the CKNW Orphans Fund, the BCPFFA Burn Fund and the many charitable programs developed by the Vancouver Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society.
In this years’ Hall of Flame Calendar we wanted to illustrate the duality of firefighters, and show case life in and outside the fire hall. Our photographer Erich Saide shot the calendar over a two day period in Vancouver. The first day was on location in a loft in Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside. A quick google search can tell you all you need to know about the area haha. The second day was shot at Vancouver Fire Hall 7, one of Vancouver’s busiest halls. It was a tough day to shoot because the trucks remained in service and we had to work around the needs of Vancouverites.
3. Saskatchewan Firefighters Calendar
This is an exciting time for the Saskatchewan Fire Fighters Calendar as we celebrate the launch of our 15th anniversary edition. We are also now proud for the first time to include all types of Fire Fighters throughout our province including both Volunteer and Professional Fire Fighters.
Currently Saskatchewan is one of only two provinces in Canada without a dedicated children’s hospital. The new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital currently under construction will be a provincial referral centre for moms-to-be, families, and the over 200,000 children living in our province.
We are proud to raise funds for Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. 100% of proceeds through the 2018 calendar project will go to this cause. Funds raised will ensure that the right equipment, enhancements, research, and technology can be purchased and realized within the walls of the new maternal and children’s hospital.
Fire Fighters know first hand how injured and sick children can change lives. Our goal is to do all we can to improve the lives of children and families in need. The individuals that appear in this calendar are real Fire Fighters, everyday heroes who risk their lives to save the lives and properties of total strangers. These Fire Fighters are donating their time to help Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.
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On behalf of the Fire Fighters involved from across the province, we would like to thank you for purchasing our 2018 calendar and count on your continued support in the future.
Founded in 2011, by a group of visionaries who wanted to do more for burn victims in the community and raise fire safety awareness, the Colorado Firefighter Calendar is comprised of a volunteer board of directors who plan and produce the calendar, calendar events and child safety educational programs. Firefighters from around the state volunteer time to raise funds, attend events, educate children on fire prevention and increase awareness for the Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Center and other centers around Colorado. These men and women represent one of the noblest professions and the calendar serves as a tribute to firefighters and the people they serve. Net proceeds received from the sale of calendars and special events will directly benefit the Children’s Hospital Burn Center and centers across the state.
Everyone knows someone who has suffered from cancer. It’s a disease that affects young and old without bias.
For us, firefighters of Utah, it’s more than a threat. In fact, 68% of firefighters fall victim to cancer.
We wanted to fight back for our friends and our family members who are affected by this disease – so we created the Utah Firefighter Calendar.
Now in our second year, we donate 100% of proceeds to the American Cancer Society.
Thank you for your support.